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Jumada II 1430

Volume 25 No 6

In the name of God, Most Gracious, Most Merciful

Submitters Perspective

Monthly Bulletin of the International Community of Submitters Published by Masjid Tucson

Finding God in our lives

Have they not looked at the dominion of the heavens and the earth, and all the things God has created?... (7:185) 

Most people, even those who do not associate themselves with any religion, believe in the existence of a supernatural power behind all the creation. They believe in a creator, an intelligent designer or a god of their description, simply because they reflect on themselves and things around them to realize that the heavens and the earth, and all creatures on earth could not come about by accident or coincidence.

Thus, many people feel like Professor Edwin Conklin who once said “The probability of life originating from accident is comparable to the probability of the unabridged dictionary resulting from an explosion in a printing shop.”

Interestingly, science itself confirms that if there was not an eternal being to create the universe, there would never have been a universe. For example, the First Law of Thermodynamics is an expression of the universal physical law of the conservation of energy. It states that:

“Energy can be transformed (changed from one form to another), but it can neither be created nor destroyed.”

Thus if energy cannot be created, then something certainly cannot appear from nothing. This simply signifies that there has to be an origin of things and the originator.

Who is involved in the creation?

We learn from the scriptures that there is only one Creator, whether He is invoked by some as God, Allah, Yahweh or Jehovah or by others with different names. Our Creator should then be the only deity to worship. This is the first and the greatest commandment. This fact is documented in all scriptures from God. In the Old Testament, we find:

Hear, O Israel: The Lord Our God is Lord alone. Therefore you shall adore the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your mind and with all your strength. (Deut. 6:4-5)

In the New Testament, under the subtitle of “The Greatest Commandment”:

One of the teachers of the law came and heard them debating. Noticing that Jesus had given them a good answer, he asked him, “Of all the commandments, which is the most important?”

“The most important one,” answered Jesus, “is this: ‘Hear, O Israel, the Lord our God, the Lord is one.’ (Mark 12:28-29; New International Version)

These verses from the Old and New Testament make it very clear who God really is. This conclusion can be realized in spite of the historical corruption where Jesus was attributed divine powers, making him either the son of God or part of the trinity concept of God. Furthermore we now have a scripture with built-in proof that every word, and even every letter in it, is from God. This scripture is the Creator’s final message to humanity, and it is called the Quran. It confirms the previous scriptures, and supersedes them to be the ultimate reference.

Subsequent to them, we sent Jesus, the son of Mary, confirming the previous scripture, the Torah. We gave him the

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